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Re: better than read-hide-char

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: better than read-hide-char
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 09:18:41 +0200
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On Jul 30 2018, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:

> How about a feature whereby instead of ******************* or .............
> the password echoes as 012345678901234567890123456789...
> That way, you could tell how many characters you have successfully typed
> even when they are 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 or 70 characters.
> That would help people notice some mistakes in long passwords.

Another feature would be to temporarily unhide the input.


Andreas Schwab, SUSE Labs, address@hidden
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